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Ace Comics was the banner under which pulp magazine publisher Aaron A. Wyn and his wife Rose Wyn produced comic books between 1940 and the end of 1956. The Wyns had been publishing pulp fiction under the Periodical House and Magazine Publishers names since 1928. Like many comic book publishers of the day, Ace Comics earlier series included costumed superheroes, although as trends in the comic book market changed by the 1950s the focus shifted more to other genres, such as crime, horror, romance, and later, Westerns.

Their most successful, and longest-running, superhero title was Super-Mystery Comics featuring Magno the Magnetic Man and his boy partner Davey, who appeared in 28 issues of the title's 48-issue run. Horror titles included Baffling Mysteries, Hand of Fate and Web of Mystery, while their contribution to the crime comics genre was Crime Must Pay the Penalty (the title later shortened to Penalty for the final two issues). Their longest running series were the company's Romance titles Glamorous Romances, Love At First Sight, Love Experiences and Real Love, which began in the late 1940s as the superhero books faded away, and continued until the company ceased publishing comic books in 1956 as a result of the introduction of the Comics Code Authority. Other long running Romance titles such as Complete Love Magazine and Ten Story Love began as pulp romance titles before switching to comics format in the early 1950s.

A number of Ace stories were used as examples of violent and gruesome imagery in the 1950s U.S Congressional inquiries into the influence of comic books on juvenile delinquency that led to the Comics Code Authority, namely Challenge of the Unknown #6, Crime Must Pay the Penalty #3 and Web of Mystery #19. Western Adventures Comics #3 was used as an example in Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent, and in the United Kingdom Atomic War #4, Beyond #18 and World War III #2 were cited as examples by Geoffrey Wagner's 1954 book on the same subject, Parade of Pleasure — A Study of Popular Iconography in the U.S.A.

Although characters with the same names as Ace Comics characters have appeared elsewhere (most notably Jack Kirby's Captain Victory in an early 1980s series, and several DC Comics villains called the Black Spider), after the early 1950s all their characters remained unused until 2008, when Lash Lightning and Lightning Girl appeared in flashback in Dynamite Entertainment’s Project Superpowers. In the one-shot Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude, it was stated that the two of them will appear in this line as part of a team called The Super-Mysterymen (presumably named after the Ace title Super-Mystery Comics).

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Web of Mystery Comics
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Ace Comics was the banner under which pulp magazine publisher Aaron A. Wyn and his wife Rose Wyn produced comic books between 1940 and the end of 1956. The Wyns had been publishing pulp fiction under the Periodical House and Magazine Publishers names since 1928. Like many comic book publishers of the day, Ace Comics earlier series included costumed superheroes, although as trends in the comic book market changed by the 1950s the focus shifted more to other genres, such as crime, horror,...
Super Mystery Comics
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Super-Mystery Comics, published by Ace Magazines, was in print for nine years from July 1940 to July 1949, never really maintaining a consistent publishing rate. Although the series was entitled "Super-Mystery", the Super and Mystery seemed to be pushed during separate eras with the first twenty-nine issues featuring Magno, the Magnetic Man on the covers and containing various other superhero tales while the later issues featured such characters as Bert and Sue, Mack Martin and The...
Four Favorites Comics
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From Comic Vine: Four Favorites was an inconsistently published anthology comic series that primarily focused on four specific characters per issue (the "four favorites"). The original line-up was all superheroes with "Magno (and Davey)", "Lash Lightning", "Vulcan" and "The Raven". With the fourth issue, Vulcan was switched out for Unknown Soldier (predates the DC character of the same name) and in the following issue The Raven was replaced by...
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Ace Comics was the banner under which pulp magazine publisher Aaron A. Wyn and his wife Rose Wyn produced comic books between 1940 and the end of 1956. The Wyns had been publishing pulp fiction under the Periodical House and Magazine Publishers names since 1928. Like many comic book publishers of the day, Ace Comics earlier series included costumed superheroes, although as trends in the comic book market changed by the 1950s the focus shifted more to other genres, such as crime, horror,...
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Topics: crackle, stasi, adams, elevator, bill, kelpidine, phillips, blackie, gum, chewing, john crackle,...
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Topics: conners, vou, joe, anp, stanton, serpent, safe, saltpeter, black powder
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Topics: coupon, mail, tunes, records, brand, resistant, parade, vinylite, popular, newest, hit parade
Topics: cesare, patrice, poniard, portrait, fowler, niche, ricky, vasari, ancestor, mail, hit parade
Topics: cooley, clegg, moore, oldster, courageous, stared, kill, fred, tom, placer, fred cooley, tom moore,...
Topics: hengely, glauchen, bonds, ulrik, defense, stranger, nolte, evil, secret, von, hengely felt, bruce...
Topics: thorwald, sammy, spook, abudi, lola, victor, lyman, mahmud, mahmud abudi, thb
Topics: diva, faraday, statue, neal, eyes, coaster, evil, mauser, merovingian, yowl, roller coaster
Topics: derringer, frame, gun, magno, bullet, seldom, uill, comics, sky, miner
Topics: snake, bayou, human, strange, defense, lieutenant, sacrifices, pamela, zolfukar, cult, human...
Topics: curse, lighthouse, pame, hap, master, voufz
Topics: sladen, kildrick, lanson, vou, spot, bosk, reducer, hap, fob, savings, spot reducer, savings bonds
Topics: wrists, gritted, hemp, thai, rocker, acid, alice, ind, black blood, externally
Topics: hei, thai, sabre, gregory, mound, robe, scar, wis, cemetery, eyes
Topics: body, demon, helen, earl, commanded, mind, uplift, evil, young earl, tue
Topics: frobisher, stanley, silk, krishna, leaned, youe, drummond, terry, slave, supernatural, tall man
Topics: dudley, blyth, tomkins, major, yogi, bells, mayan, cobra, hooded, kublai, rush coupon, major...
Topics: samuel, laura, squire, ano, hadley, grave, hao, gabe, vest, cemetery
Topics: maitland, blaine, doctor, spook, jeffrey, savings, sammy, headless, vorger, subconscious, jeffrey...
Topics: body, demon, helen, het, rustled, astral, leaped, wis, mocking, mind
Topics: carter, delia, plane, statuette, chewing, rensen, gum, halle, irma, kelpidine, chewing gum, soft...
Topics: skookum, charlie, tracks, whiz, raven, ace, marvo, comics, trail, marcia, skookum charlie, sign...
Topics: hair, vou, shampoos, rhonda, ano, reducer, hap, muir, anp, scalp, crescent village, spot reducer,...
Topics: anp, vou
Topics: pickep, moroni, comvon, noveuses, thisi, vvgy, pav, mlffbkg, wheks, migm
Topics: pierre, comte, georges, mask, suddenly, jan, jud, talbot, moment pierre, death
Topics: rfs, wavi, cauled, lxtt, sweut, bjt, nisht, whem, jiillli, aay
Topics: hugh, kennedy, kelna, creatures, ond, glacial, vacutex, gray, hugh kennedy, cursed
Topics: broadwater, cooper, ives, moore, frenchman, anp, horse, colonel, ths, hie, road agents